Imprint / Data protection

Publisher

RICOSTA Schuhfabriken GmbH,
represented by Mr. Ralph Rieker, Managing Partner
Handelregister Eintrag HRB 611526
Registergericht Freiburg i.Breisgau
Umsatzsteuer-Identifikations-Nr. DE 812 248 375

 
Responsible for the content

RICOSTA Schuhfabriken GmbH
Dürrheimer Straße 43
D-78166 Donaueschingen
Tel.: 0771/805-0
Fax: 0771/805-222
E-Mail: marketing@ricosta.de

Webdesign & Programmierung:
WAS WerbeAgentur
Schinke GmbH
Saarlandstr. 38
78050 Villingen-Schwenningen
www.was-werbeagentur.de

 

RICOSTA endeavours that the content of own Web pages is up to date. However, there may be delays in updates. On timeliness, accuracy or completeness of the information provided, no liability or guarantee can be therefore applied. RICOSTA is not responsible for the content and the appearance of other websites referred to by means of hyperlinks. As well, we assume no liability for information on other Web pages linked on the pages of RICOSTA reference.

Trademarks

All trademarks used herein, service marks, and trade names RICOSTA GmbH (including – but not limited to - the word marks "RICOSTA", "PEPINO") - unless otherwise noted - are trademarks or registered trademarks of RICOSTA GmbH or its group companies.

Without prior written permission of RICOSTA GmbH you are not allowed in any way to use, to copy, reproduce, republish, upload, to send, transfer, distribute or to change RICOSTA Trademarks, also not in advertising or the advertisement for the distribution of materials. The use of RICOSTA trademarks on any other website or networked computer environment, for example, the storage or reproduction of (part of) the website on an external Internet site or the creation of links, hypertext, links or deeplinks between the website and another website without the explicitly written permission of RICOSTA GmbH is prohibited.

 

Data protection declaration

Thank you for visiting our website. We are delighted that you are interested in our company and our products or services. We take protecting your personal data very seriously, and we want you to feel secure with regard to the information you give us when you visit our website. For us, complying with German data security law is a matter of course.

We want you to know what data we collect at RICOSTA Schuhfabriken GmbH while you are visiting our website, when we collect it and how we use this information. We have taken technical and organisational measures that ensure that data protection regulations are observed by us and by any service providers we work together with.

Personal data

Personal data is information about your identity. This includes your name, your address and telephone number, and your email address. You don’t have to divulge personal information in order to be able to use our internet site. But in some cases we need your name and address, and further information so that we can provide you with the services you require.

The same applies when we want to give you information material or supply you with goods you have ordered, or when we need to answer your questions. We will always tell you when this is necessary. Also, we only store or process data that you have provided us with either voluntarily or automatically.

If you use one of our services, we usually only take the data that is necessary to provide you with the service you require. We may ask you for further information, but this is voluntary. Whenever we process personal data, we do it to provide you with the service you required or to fulfil our legitimate commercial interests. 

Using your personal data 

As a rule, we only use the personal data you have provided us with to answer your queries, process your orders, or to provide you with access to specific information or offers. We, or one of the service providers we work with, may also want to use this information to provide you with information about our services, or about products that may interest you. We may also use it for online surveys to help us improve customer service. 

Naturally, we respect your wishes if you prefer not to provide us with additional information for customer services (especially if this is for direct marketing or market research purposes). We never give personal information to third parties or use it for other purposes. 

Using your personal information for specific purposes 

The personal information you provided us with will only be used for the specific purpose requested by you. We will not give your details to third parties without your permission. 

Personal data is only shared with public authorities and government institutions when this is stipulated by law, or when we are forced to do so by a court of law. Our staff and any service providers we work with are bound to confidentiality and to observing the regulations of the Federal German Data Protection laws. 

Automatically collected non-personal data 

When you visit our website, we store certain information for administration and technical reasons. These are: the name of the site visited, the browser and operation system used, the date and time of access, the search engine used, the name and IP address of downloaded files. 

This data remains anonymous and it is used solely for statistical purposes and to improve our website and online services. This anonymous data is stored separately from personal data on secure systems and allows no inference on individual persons. This means that your personal details are protected at all times. 

Google Analytics 

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. 

In case IP-anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP-anonymization is active on this website. 

Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage. 

The IP-address, that your Browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics, will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for your current web browser:

tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.  

Cookies

If you visit our website, we might store information on your computer in the form of cookies. Cookies are small files which are stored on your hard drive. They ease navigation, and increase the user-friendliness of a website. Cookies also help us to identify the most popular sections of our website. This enables us to provide content that is more accurately suited to your needs, and in so doing improve our service. Cookies can be used to determine whether there has been any contact between us and your computer in the past. Only the cookie on your computer is identified. Personal details can be saved in cookies, provided that you have consented to this, for example, in order to facilitate secure online access so that you not need to enter your user ID and password again. 

Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You can prevent cookies from being stored on your hard drive by setting your browser to not accept cookies. The exact instructions for this can be found in the manual for your browser. You can delete cookies already on your hard drive at any time. If you choose not to accept cookies, you can still visit our website, however this may result in a reduced availability of the services provided by our website. 

Piwik-Analyse 

This website uses Piwik, a web analytics open-source software. Piwik uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address anonymized prior to its storage) will be stored on the server of the service provider in Germany. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. 

Use of Facebook

Our website uses social plugins (“plugins”) provided by the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo (white letter f on blue background), the word "like" or a thumb up icon or the notice “Facebook Social Plugin”. For a full list of all social plugins please see:

http://developers.facebook.com/plugins.

When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Facebook to receive information about you having accessed the respective page of our website. Thus we have no influence on the data gathered by the plugin and inform you according to our

state of knowledge.

The embedded plugins provide Facebook with the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged in to Facebook, your visit can be assigned to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking “Like” or entering a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored by it. Even if you are not logged into Facebook, there is possibility that the plugins transmit your IP-address to Facebook.

For the information on the purpose and scope of data collection and procession by Facebook, as well as your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy please visit Facebook's privacy policy:

http://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to connect the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data already stored by Facebook, please log off Facebook before entering our website and delete your cookies. 

Use of XING share button 

The “XING share button” is in use on this website. When accessing this website, your browser connects for a short time to the XING AG (“XING”) servers which provide the “XING share button” features (including the visitor counter). XING does not save any of your Personal Data when you access this website. XING does not store IP addresses, nor does it use cookies to monitor your behavior with regard to the “XING share button”. Please visit the following website to view the latest privacy policy for the “XING share button” and other information:

https://dev.xing.com/plugins/share_button/privacy_policy 

Use of YouTube plugin 

This site includes at least one plug-in from YouTube, belonging to Google Inc., based in San Bruno / California, USA. We embed this service the so-called privacy-enhanced mode. No cookies are therefore saved. Once you visit a YouTube plugin equipped pages of our website, to connect to the servers of YouTube is built. Here the YouTube server is informed which special page of our website has been visited by you. Should you bargain be logged into your YouTube account, your surfing habits directly attributable to your personal profile. You can make this possible assignment destroyed when you log out beforehand from your account. For more information on the collection and use of your data by YouTube, visit the local information on data protection at

www.youtube.com

Use of Instagram

On our websites, functions of the service Instagram are embedded. These functions are offered by the Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. If you are logged in to your Instagram account, you can link contents of our websites with your Instagram profile by clicking the Instagram button. By this Instagram will associate the visit of our websites with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as providers of these websites, do not obtain knowledge about the contents of transmitted data as well as their use by Instagram.

For further information, please review the Privacy Policy of Instagram:

http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/ 

Children 

Children under the age of 18 should not pass any information on to us without the permission of their parents or guardians. We never request personal data from children or under-aged persons. We do not collect this and do not pass it on to third parties. 

Safety

We have put technical and administrative safety measures in place in order to protect your personal data against loss, destruction, manipulation and unauthorised access. All our employees and service providers are bound by the Federal Data Protection regulations.

Whenever we collect and process personal data, this information is coded before it is transferred. This means that your data cannot be misused by unauthorised third parties. Our safety measures are subject to an ongoing optimisation process. Our data protection regulations are constantly updated. Please make sure you read the current version. 

Changes to our data protection regulations 

We reserve the right to alter our data safety and protection regulations if and when this becomes necessary as a result of new technology. In these cases, we will alter the data protection advice. Please make sure that you always use the current version of the data protection regulations. 

Links

Links from our website to other websites are not covered by this data protection declaration. We do our best to ensure that any links on our site meet up to our standards. However, we have no control over the content of these sites and cannot guarantee that they comply with our data protection standards. We therefore advise you to check the data protection declarations on the sites you visit. 

Right to information 

Please contact us at any time if you want to know what kind of personal data we have stored about you. To receive this information, please write to datenschutz@ricosta.de or to the contacts listed in the imprint. 

Right of objection 

In addition, you may at any time withdraw your permission for us to collect and store your personal data. If you want to do this, please write to datenschutz@ricosta.de or to the contacts listed in the imprint. 

Questions, Suggestions, Complaints 

If you have any questions about this data protection declaration or about the processing of your personal details, you can contact our data security inspector datenschutz@ricosta.de. He will be glad to help you if you need information or if you want to make suggestions or have any complaints.